BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 26:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the second inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Indians 25 Man Roster Prediction & Options

It’s still really early, but with pitchers and catchers reporting next week we have enough knowledge of the 2016 Cleveland Indians roster to create our initial break down of the potential 25 man roster and see what other options the Indians have. This list will be updated throughout the Spring season as starters are announced and […]

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Old Park, New Tricks: 2016 Renovations

In 2015, Cleveland Indian’s fans were skeptically excited about the new renovations. Being creatures of habit and tradition when talking about the sports teams, change is a scary thing (unless we’re talking about the Browns, but that’s a different matter). The team had big plans to transform our ballpark, and the only recent memory tribe […]

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12:  Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during game three of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Dexter Fowler

The Indians off-season may not be over just yet. Rumors have persisted for the past few weeks that the Tribe may be in the market to make one or possibly even two more moves before the offseason ends. The signing of Juan Uribe has been the most consistent of all the rumors that have persisted […]


Circling the Central January 2016

I must admit that I had to chuckle a little bit when I read that projected the Cleveland Indians would win the American League Central Division in 2016. As a lifelong fan, I’ve been through first place predictions before especially when Sports Illustrated picked the Indians twice (1987 and 2015) to win the World Series, […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Historical Significance of the Indians Rotation

At the end of every season, I update the top ten positional lists with any changes. For example, this year Cody Allen moved up the list of top ten closers and Carlos Santana moved from the catcher list to the first basemen list. In the general update for all the lists, I also like to […]

How to Get Free Stuff: 2016 Edition

There hasn’t been a run on Indians tickets in over 15 years, but that hasn’t stopped the Indians from trying to entice fans to come in droves with many promotional events throughout the year. Of 80 home games in 2015, the Indians had 39 promotional days featuring fire works, give-aways, dollar dogs and more. Since […]

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 02:  An exterior view of stadium prior to the American League Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 2, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Browns & Cavs Could Learn a Lesson from the Tribe

On October 8, 2012, the Cleveland Indians introduced Terry Francona as the 42nd manager in franchise history. Since then Francona has led the Indians to three straight winning seasons, including a playoff appearance in his first year on the job, a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Wildcard game. While the […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

An act of stability: Extending Josh Tomlin

During a month when instability continued to rock the other Cleveland sports franchises, the Indians proved that they are not like the rest. The Indians on Tuesday announced they have signed Josh Tomlin to a two-year extension with a club option for 2018. Zack Meisel of confirmed that $2.25 million, a figure agreed upon nearly two […]

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 1: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians slides safely into second base with a double in the eighth inning during MLB game action as he evades the tag by Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays on September 1, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Fransisco Lindor and the Improbable Double

In a 162 game season, the trees can sometimes get lost through the forest. There are hits, diving stops, catches against the outfield wall and curve balls thrown against cleanup hitters that do not get remembered. The plays, although important,  make up the sum of the whole which is the longest regular season in sports. […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 24: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI double during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Optimizing the 2016 Indians Line-Up

It is no secret that the Indians needed to add some offensive muscle after the 2015 season ended. Fans cried out for a “right-handed power bat” like their lives depended on it, hoping some tweet or Facebook post would touch a nerve in the front office and inspire a game changer. To be honest, power […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Avoiding Arbitration Works Best For Tribe

The Cleveland Indians have once again avoided proceeding to arbitration with any players on the roster. Reaching agreement on one-year contracts for 2016 were Cody Allen ($4.15M), Lonnie Chisenhall ($2.725M), Bryan Shaw ($2.75M), Josh Tomlin ($2.25M), Zach McAllister ($1.3M) and Jeff Manship ($760,000). In what is typical fashion for the front office, the Tribe was able […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 30:  Pitching coach Charles Nagy of the Arizona Diamondbacks talks with catcher Miguel Montero #26 in the dugout during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on August 30, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 1-0.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Where Are They Now? Former Tribesmen Coaching Around MLB

The Indians have been noted much lately for their prolific production of front office staff members (including Paul DePodesta now of the Cleveland Browns), but the success in leadership extends far beyond the top decision makers. Of course, Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins were recently acquired by Toronto to be their president and GM, but […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians warms up in the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins on August 15, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Clayton-King/Getty Images)

The Value Of Roberto Perez And The Backup Backstop

Baseball writers often observe that the sport’s extended schedule more closely resembles a marathon than a sprint, but at least one position player on the field would be hard-pressed to compete in a race of any distance. Beginning in Little League, catchers are selected for their girth, arm strength, and tolerance for pain and discomfort, […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the New York Yankees during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Analyzing The 2016 Cleveland Indians ZIPS Projections: What They Tell Us.

The big news in Cleveland sports Tuesday was the hiring of Paul Depodesta by the Cleveland Browns. As the Chief Strategy Officer, the former baseball executive will head the analytics department in hopes of contributing to the turnaround of the hapless franchise. Much like what the release of  Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball did for baseball, […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30:  Juan Uribe #2 of the New York Mets follows through on a sixth inning two run double against the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field on August 30, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Juan Uribe

As the Indians continue to search for another right-handed bat to supplement the lineup, a name is brought up that might have fans rolling their eyes. However, a closer inspection would indicate that the Indians are on the verge of adding an above average player. It was reported the club is talking to free agent […]